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Salt water Fly Fishing in the Great Australian Bight (Crossing the Nullarbor) | Category: Fishing Talk

PDS 2 weeks ago

Planning a road trip to Perth from our Illawarra home at the end of the month.
Will travel via Port Augusta down to Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, Streaky Bay, etc. and then
across the Nullarbor to Esperance, Albany and on.
Trying to decide whether to take fly or spin gear?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

garfield 2 days ago

Sounds a great trip mate. Have just done that recently with a caravan, but no fishing-spewing. Surely you have room for a couple different reels n rods, smaller and larger, plus some snorkel gear, abalones, mussels, spear some fish. Big fish and bread and butter fish is catchable all along the way. Hang out at the boat ramps and see if you can get a lift, or just buy some fresh fish off them. It works, don't be shy if you've got some gear, or cash. Beautiful country you're about to head into. Enjoy, whatever you take.

itsaboat 2 weeks ago

I would take spin gear.

Do you have enough room to take both ?

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
PDS 2 weeks ago

Thanks Itsaboat. Probably don’t have room for both so will go spin as you suggest.

itsaboat 2 weeks ago

No worries mate

I would suggest a rod of 8 or 10 foot with a reel of 4500 or 6500 size.

If you have the room a couple of hand lines (or even just one) wont go to waste. Don't laugh at it, you might be surprised at just what you can catch on a cheap Kmart plastic hand line

Look forward to reading about your trip and of course, seeing some pics

What part of the Illawarra do you hale from? I grew up around Shellharbour - Warilla - Windang.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !